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  • Crawford Votes in Favor of H.R. 7
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington D.C. - Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the statement below after voting YES on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, to restrict taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. "Arkansans don't want their money to be used for a practice that they find morally abhorrent, and I'm one of those Arkansans. I voted for H.R. 7 today because the federal government shouldn't use public money to pay for an action that a large percentage of the public doesn't support. To do so ... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on Passage of Keep Your Health Plan Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement as the House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act: “As the picture of the ObamaCare law comes into clearer focus, the American people are being faced with a series of choices. The President promised with the passage of the law that the American people would be granted affordable care and greater coverage – yet now we see families are losing their coverage and paying more to get it back. Soon, th... Read more

  • ObamaCare Hurting Arkansas Families
    Posted in Weekly Column on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    As the Representative for Arkansas’ First District, I have taken great pains to engage with families during the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare, to hear their concerns and problems with the law, and above all, to listen. The stories I have heard of cancelled policies, exploding premiums, and inflexible insurance plans anger and sadden me. Earlier this month, my office was contacted by one mother and wife living in Northeast Arkansas whose family will experience great hardship as a direct result ... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on Purple Heart Day
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “Today we honor those who have put their lives at risk to defend our nation, and have given of their personal health to preserve our freedoms. America’s warriors, who serve in every corner of the globe, represent the best among us. I thank our veterans for their service and will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that those who have given so much are well taken care of upon returning home.” ### Purple Heart Day, observed every year on August 7, is the date on which then-General Geor... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on Chinese Import Ban on Arkansas Chicken
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Health Care

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after China’s decision to cease importation of Arkansas poultry products following an isolated incident of avian flu: “Those of us in Arkansas who have enjoyed the nutritious, tasty, and perfectly safe poultry products produced in our state for generations can attest to the high quality of Arkansas chicken. One isolated incident, dealt with according to regulations and without any further evidence of illness, should not preclude our... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on Baptist Health Efficiency Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after Baptist Health, one of the largest Arkansas-owned health providers in the state, announced that it would eliminate approximately 170 positions across its organization, representing roughly 2.5% of its total workforce: “ObamaCare’s approach is already beginning to have a negative effect on job creation and growth across Arkansas. With Baptist Health’s announcement, they have reaffirmed what I have long argued – this law is deep... Read more

  • Crawford Looks Forward to Individual Mandate Delay Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after House leadership announced that the House would vote to delay the individual mandate of ObamaCare this month in response to the Administration’s decision last week to delay the employer mandate portion of the law: “The Obama Administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate portion of ObamaCare does not go nearly far enough to avoid the crushing burden of this law on Arkansas families once it goes into effect. Individual... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on ObamaCare Employer Mandate Delay
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced it would postpone for one year the requirement that all businesses cover their employees under ObamaCare: "While this decision by the Obama Administration seeks to address one of the larger underlying problems with ObamaCare in the employer mandate, it falls short of what I called for earlier this year - a multi-year delay in the law's implementation. This law is estimated to add $1.3 trillio... Read more

  • Crawford Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): Read more

  • Arkansas Plan Will Not Fix ObamaCare
    Posted in Weekly Column on April 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Three years ago President Obama signed his massive takeover of our Nation’s healthcare system into law. Since then the Department of Health and Human Services has been busy writing thousands of new regulations to begin implementing the mandate. Today, states like Arkansas are being forced to make tough decisions about paying for expanded healthcare services. Read more